Overnight Cherry & Vanilla Oats (gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free)

Overnight Cherry & Vanilla Oats (gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free)

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Cherry & vanilla oats for breakfast… prepared while you sleep!

This is my favorite way to eat overnight oats. It’s so easy to make and I love the delicious flavors of the cherry, the vanilla and the pure maple syrup combined together in this simple way.

A healthy breakfast that is gluten-free, refined sugar-free and dairy-free.

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Why are soaked oats better than cooked oats?

Soaked grains are easier to digest when soaked and therefore the nutrients in them are more easily absorbed.

Becauseā€¦ when you soak (culture) grains, the antinutrients, phytates and hard-to-digest parts in the grains are broken down.

Why flax seeds and oats?

I like to add flax seeds to my oats pre-soak because they are full of healthy fats & protein and are so delicious when soaked. Seeds are also easier to digest when soaked just like grains.

Ingredients:

-1/2 cup dry rolled oats
-1/2 cup filtered water
-1/2 cup frozen, unsweetened dark cherries
-2 teaspoons flax seeds
-1/2 teaspoon ground vanilla powder
-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
-2 to 3 teaspoons 100% pure maple syrup (or to taste)

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Instructions:

-mix the oats, water, flax seeds, vanilla powder & cinnamon together in a jar

-add the frozen cherries and mix

-place a lid on the jar and pop into the fridge to soak overnight (at least 8 hours)

-once soaked, add the pure maple syrup to personal taste

-eat and enjoy!

How to eat overnight oats:

-eat out of the jar with a spoon

-serve in a bowl

-pop the sealed jar into your bag with a spoon and eat on-the-go

-warm soaked oats on the stove in a pot (like you would cook regular oats) for a few minutes until heated

Suggested toppings:

-1 teaspoon nut butter (I like to use almond or cashew nut butter)

-1 tablespoon raw nuts (I like to use almonds)

Made with love by Liezl Jayne xo

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